Sôgmô publishes First Nations Policy

Ave, Sandum citizens.

For over some 400 years, the first nations of the Americas have been subject to the take over of several empires and, now, wholly independent nations. My own tribe, the Abenaki — the people from where the sun rises, have been subject to the aggression of empires since the near beginning when the Plymouth colony gained a grip on Massachusetts Bay. Now, not only does the United States Federal Government no longer recognise us as a tribe, despite the same recognition being given by the Dominion of Canada, but we have seen the spoken extinction of our native language. This same plight is felt across the Americas and, even, to the extent of the Hawai`ian Islands.

Therefore, Sandus shall be a nation, as stipulated by Article 8 of the Founding Law of the State of Sandus (excerpt below), which recognises the struggle of national determination of native peoples, both in the Americas and abroad. It is to this manner that Sandus recognises August 21st as the day for the unlawful annexation of the Kingdom of Hawai`i, under Her Majesty Queen Lili`oukalani, and its final admittance into becoming a state of the United States. To those same means, Sandus shall recognise the plight of the Lakota people and their right to self-determination and national liberation and recognise the need for a republic of the Lakota people, which was proposed on December 19, 2007.

To the means of the recognition of these peoples and their respective nations and states, the government of Sandus shall create a map of the Americas with the complete identification of the American first nations. This government shall never conclude its work towards the national liberation of the American first nations peoples, until either these peoples’ plight are redressed by the many governments of the Americas or until these people shall become sovereign nations in their own rights.

— Sôgmô William Sörgel

Article 8.
The People of Sandus pursue policies of peace and cooperation with foreign states in accordance with socialism and the People’s society and shall promote and strengthen comradry amongst socialist states. The People pursue policy to strengthen the state abroad, strengthen the people and socialism abroad, support the struggles of peoples who pursue national liberation and social progress, and prevent instances of aggression and war. The People shall engage in relations with other state which are prepared to observe the sovereignty of other states and their peoples, promote peaceful and mutual discourse and cooperation between states, respect the inviolability of frontiers and the territorial integrity of state, demonstrate respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and agree to make the necessary provisions for the fulfillment of obligations arisen from principles and rules of international law.